CV Tag

Write a winning cover letter There's no doubt a well written cover letter can boost your chances of being invited to an interview. In contrast to your CV, your cover letter enables you to explain why you are a good fit for a position and your reasons for wanting to work for an organisation. If you’ve never written a cover letter or it’s been a while,the following guide will take you step by step through the process of writing a winning cover letter. First things first Your first task is to understand what the employer is looking for. Identify the key criteria which you’ll find in the job ad and in the job description. List all the skills, experience and qualities they have mentioned so that you can be sure to include these in your cover letter wherever possible.   Writing your cover letter Your information:  Your name, address, email address and telephone numbers. You...

Picking the right CV for you is important[/caption] A CV or resume (I'll use the term CV), is a vital marketing tool in your job search toolbox. The aim of your CV is to provide an overview of your qualifications, skills and experience to entice an employer or recruiter to invite you to an interview. There are three main CV formats or styles: Chronological In a chronological CV, your employment history is listed in reverse chronological order, beginning with your current or most recent position. Your education/qualifications along with any other information will follow also in reverse chronological order. Advantages: Traditional format which many employers favour because it's easy for them to see your career progression Easy for the reader to find their way around Disadvantages: Can be difficult to highlight your relevant key skills especially if they have been gained outside of your work history If your most relevant experience is dated it's...